Debian Security Advisory DSA 4163-1 (beep - security update)

Published: 2018-04-01 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
beep on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3-3+deb8u1. For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3-4+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your beep Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of beep please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Summary:
It was discovered that a race condition in beep (if configured as setuid via debconf) allows local privilege escalation.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-0492

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4163.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/beep

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.4

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